APC chief shot dead in Osun

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The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the gruesome murder of another chieftain of the party at Apomu in Isokan Local Government Council Area of the state on Saturday.

State APC Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, in a statement by his Media Adviser, Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, the state capital on Sunday, stated that it is unbelievable that unsavoury events have now become ubiquitous in the South-West state since Senator Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate was declared winner of the July 16 election.

Famodun, who was apparently disturbed, stated that the killing of the 48-year-old APC chieftain, Kazeem Alli, popularly known as Kekere Pasuma, from Ward 6 who performed actively during the last governorship election, was wicked, callous and highly condemnable.

The deceased, who was the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the local government, had been receiving series of death threats since the conclusion of the governorship election.

According to one of his three wives, Mrs Jemila Alli, the incident happened about 8:30pm at Oke – Alfa, around RCM Missionary House in Apomu when her husband was coming back home from work.

The deceased left behind three widows and 12 children.

An eye witness said: “The killers arrived the area shooting sporadically into the air with everybody running for their lives.
“When they got close to a filling station, they came down from the car, shot Kekere Pasuma, picked up his body, put it in their car and left with it”.
The eye witness also revealed that some members of the NURTW who were working with the PDP had been threatening him to step down as the Chairman of the union and they had notified security agencies.

“We took the matter up, reported to security agencies and the palace even intervened”, the family source stated.

Famodun tasked security agencies in the state to investigate the crime with a view to bringing the culprits to book.

“All lovers of peace should resist any attempt by some disgruntled politicians to turn the state into a den of killers all in the name of politics. Seven persons have been killed in the last one month”, Famodun hinted.

He charged members and leaders of APC in Isokan Local Government Council Area to continue to be law-abiding and allow the law of the land to take its course.

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